Compering, what is now popularly
known as Anchoring, is a special
art. The compere needs to be
knowledgeable, humble, assertive
without being aggressive, quick
thinker and most importantly, be the
catalyst in propelling the
proceedings forward without being
I don't know how many of these
qualities I possess, but I had a
very successful tenure as a compere
of different music / poetry based
programs for many years.
It was a time when I used to compere
nearly 12 music programs. Till date
I have compered the musical concerts
of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Suresh
Wadkar, Shridhar Phadke, Padmaja
Phenani, Kavita krushnamurti,
Ravindra Sathe, Aparna Sant..
I was awarded The King of Compere
Award in Thane in 1995.